I consider Bet365 to bet the top sportsbook worldwide. They continue to be focused on building their Canadian market share, while they provide arguably the best sports betting product online.
Bet365 has the widest selection of bet offerings online and their live betting is the best in the industry. They are also constantly offering loyalty bonuses and other promotions, in addition to their $200 sign up bonus.
Bonuses and Promotions
Bet365 offers all new Canadian sign ups a bonus equal to your first deposit, up to a maximum of $200.
**The bonus must be claimed by entering the 10 digit offer code that you will receive by email in the ‘Offers’ section of your Bet365 account.
Once you’ve claimed the bonus it will immediately be added to your account and available for betting. You will have to rollover the deposit + bonus amount three times before withdrawing, and you have 90 days to complete the rollover requirements or the bonus will be forfeit.
Rollover requirements mean that you must place bets totalling 3 times the deposit + bonus amount. So if you deposit $200 and earn the full $200 bonus, then you would have to wager $1200 within 90 days to complete the wager requirements. The $1200 may seem like a large number, but once you start winning and losing bets the requirement generally gets completed very quickly.
In addition to the sign up bonus, Bet365 will routinely offer loyalty bonuses. I feel like I receive a new $20 loyalty bonus every couple of weeks.
On top of the bonuses, Bet365 runs a lot of promotions that are of great value to players. One promo they often run is risk-free in-play bets for big events. With that promotion you receive an in-play bet equal to the amount of your pre-game wager, usually up to $100. For example, Bet365 ran this promo for a Packers vs Falcons NFL game this season and by placing a pre-game wager of $100 you receive $100 to make a live bet on the game. Bet365 likes to do this type of promo because it draws attention to their live betting platform, which is the best in the industry.
**You must be 18+ to join Bet365 and terms and conditions apply to this bonus.
In my opinion, Bet365 has the widest variety of bet offerings you will find online. If there’s a professional sporting event happening around the world the chances are you can bet on it at Bet365.
I find the Bet365 sportsbook extremely easy to navigate, which is crucial for usability because of the sheer number of bets they offer. To find a betting line you simply need to select the sport from the left sidebar of the sportsbook page and navigate through the leagues to find the bet you wish to place.
The sheer number of bet offerings at Bet365 is almost overwhelming. You can literally basically wager on every professional sports league in the world. Just taking a quick glance at the hockey betting section I found 21 leagues with bet offerings and this is even before the NHL season has begun. You can even bet on every game from the Germany Eishockey Liga 2 if you desire.
In addition to offering the widest variety of bet offerings on the web, Bet365 also provides live betting lines for the largest number of events I have ever seen. You can even make in-play bets on games from the Ukraine Hockey League. That goes to show just how in depth the Bet365 live betting goes.
Bet365 also has TV rights to allow you to watch many of the events you can live bet on, directly at the Bet365 site. The only requirement to watch the live sporting event at Bet365 is that you have at least $1 in your account.
Bet365 has the best live betting in the sports betting industry, and it’s not even close.
As expected Bet365 has a state of the art, easy to use mobile betting platform to allow you to quickly place bets from your mobile phone wherever you are.
If you visit the Bet365.com website from a mobile device you will be redirected to the mobile.bet365.com website. I suggest saving the website as a shortcut on your mobile device so you can quickly place a bet from wherever you can use the internet on your phone.
Canadian players have a wide variety of deposit/withdrawal options at Bet365 including Visa, MasterCard, iDebit, InstaDebit, paysafecard, Entropay and wire transfer (these were the options last time I checked). The minimum deposit for Visa/MasterCard and paysafecard deposits is $10, while it’s $20 for the other deposit options (again – the last time I checked). The majority of the deposits are processed instantly, while the withdrawals can take a few days depending on your cash out method.
Bet365 offers 24 hour live chat support, which is my favourite way of getting in touch with the support team. I’ve contacted them a few times through live chat with questions about payouts and pending bets, and they’ve been able to answer my questions and solve any issues within a few minutes.
If live chat isn’t your thing you can also contact Bet365 toll free by phone at 1866 273 0934, or send email or web messages through their contact page.
All of my dealings with Bet365 customer support have been very positive and I’ve come away impressed with their knowledge of the sportsbook and ability to solve any issues that may arise.